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Big Tech, Nostalgia, and Control: Grafton Tanner’s ‘The Circle of the Snake’

By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants The Circle of the Snake: Nostalgia and Utopia in the Age of Big Tech By Grafton Tanner Zero Books, 2020 I’m sure many members of Generation X have taken a moment to … Continue reading

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Generation Numb: How Losing My Phone Exposed Me to the Pain of My Peers

This terrible void of which everyone stays pleasantly unobservant is the unofficial sickness of Gen Z. By Ben Scheer Source: ScheerPost I hadn’t planned to give up my smartphone. After all, I was starting my sophomore year of college and … Continue reading

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THE RISE OF THE CYBORGIAN CONSUMER

By Elva Thompson Source: Waking Times “You don’t take over the world with gaudy displays of violence. Real control is surgical, and invisible.” ~ John Greer – Person of Interest, Season 4, Episode: YHVH The Posthuman (or Transhuman) Movement was formally … Continue reading

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The “New Normal” Is De-Normalization

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Here’s what denormalization means: there was no “New Normal” for the dinosaurs. Everyone talks about the “New Normal,” as if there’s a guarantee that life will return to normal. But the “New Normal” is De-Normalization, which … Continue reading

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This Is a Financial Extinction Event

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The lower reaches of the financial food chain are already dying, and every entity that depended on that layer is doomed. Though under pressure from climate change, the dinosaurs were still dominant … Continue reading

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Contemplating Human Extinction Terrifies Most People: A Strategy for Survival

By Robert J. Burrowes Any serious study of the relevant scholarly literature reveals at least four possible paths to imminent human extinction, that is, human extinction within five years: nuclear war, the climate catastrophe, the deployment of 5G and biodiversity … Continue reading

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A Metaphysical Malaise?

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ‘The real tragedy of our time lies not so much in the unprecedented external events themselves as in the unprecedented ethical destitution and spiritual infirmity which they glaringly reveal.’ Paul Brunton There is … Continue reading

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The Final Act

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov In processing the flow of information about the goings on in the US, it is impossible to get rid of a most unsettling sense of unreality—of a population trapped in a dark cave filled … Continue reading

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